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Guided Tour of the Catacombs of San Gaudioso

Rated 4.8 out of 5.0 from 11 reviews.
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Guided tour

Explore the ancient Catacombs of San Gaudioso, nestled under bustling Naples, on a guided tour through winding tunnels and ornate tombs.


  • Experience an unforgettable guided underground tour of Naples with an experienced English or Italian-speaking guide.

  • Explore the resting place of Bishop San Gaudioso and more, all under the bustling Sanità district.

  • Step into the world of Gennaro too and discover hidden churches, catacombs, historic neighborhoods, and local markets.

  • Experience the eerie beauty of frescoes made from real bones and skulls as they honor the dead in a uniquely macabre way.

  • Fun Fact: The catacombs are said to be haunted by the ghost of a young girl who was buried there. Legend has it that if you leave a gift for the girl, she will grant you a wish.


  • 1-hour guided tour of the Catacombs of San Gaudioso

  • Expert English or Italian-speaking guide

  • Entrance to Catacombs of San Gennaro

cancellation policy

You can cancel these tickets up to 24 hours before the experience begins and get a full refund.

ratings & reviews

11 Ratings
Peter Caithness


Jul, 2023
Great guide who explained the site and its history very well. It wasn't too long or short.. just right and great value for money.


Jul, 2023
First of all, I would like to thank the Cooperativa La Paranzafor this wonderful opportunity to visit the Catacombs in such interesting neighbourhood and also for their social projects . The catacombs and their history are truly remarkable and the guide did everything possible for us to have an amazing experience. Do come and visit the Catacombs. They are trully worthed.
Thomas Vincent D'Auria


Jul, 2023
The tour guide, Valentina was excellent and very informative. Brava!!
Janey Barber


Jul, 2023
Really great experience. Catacombs were really interesting and guide was very knowledgeable and friendly.
Kimberley Williams


Jul, 2023
Luca is a wonderfully knowledgeable guide and ba superb communicator - splendid experience.

Embark on a Captivating Guided Tour of the Catacombs of San Gaudioso

Discover a hidden gem nestled beneath the bustling streets of Naples as you begin on a guided tour of the Catacombs of San Gaudioso, available in both English and Italian. Step into a world of ancient history spanning thousands of years, right under the busy Sanità district. Your knowledgeable guide will lead you through winding underground tunnels, revealing the rich cultural and historical significance of this unique site.

Uncover the Stories of the Dead

As you explore the catacombs, you'll come across the eternal resting place of Bishop San Gaudioso, noble families, and important Christian figures. Marvel at the intricate details of the ornate tombs and learn about the fascinating lives of those who were buried here. Gain a deeper appreciation for the diverse cultural influences that have shaped Naples throughout the ages. In addition, set out on an expedition through the realm of Gennaro to uncover the obscure trails that lead to a plethora of wonders, ranging from hidden churches and mysterious catacombs to historic neighborhoods and bustling markets.

Get Acquainted with Unique Pieces of Art

But the wonders of the catacombs don't stop there. Prepare to be amazed by one of the creepiest art collections in the world, featuring frescoes made using real bones and skulls, honoring the dead. Admire the intricate and macabre details of these unique pieces of art, which serve as a haunting reminder of the transience of life. Prepare to be transported through time and experience the rich cultural tapestry of Naples firsthand.

Important Information

  • It is recommended to wear comfortable shoes as this experience involves a fair amount of walking.

  • Bring along a sweater, even in hot weather, as the temperature in the catacombs varies between 15 and 22°.

  • Relief plaques along the route make it possible for guests with visual impairment to participate.

  • Facilities: Free Parking


  • This tour is unsuitable for wheelchair users and those with mobility impairments.


  • Daily: 10am to 5pm

  • Please book slots at the next stage of the booking

  • Your voucher will be emailed to you instantly.

  • Display the voucher on your mobile phone with a valid photo ID at the meeting point. Students must show a valid student ID.

  • Please arrive at the meeting point 10 minutes before the scheduled time of your visit to avoid any delays.

Meeting Point

  • Meet your guide at Catacombe di San Gaudioso.

  • Address: Piazza Sanità, 14, 80136 Napoli NA, Italy.

  • Landmark: The entrance is from the Basilica Santa Maria della Sanita.

Get Directions to the Meeting Point

Getting There

By Bus

  • The closest bus stop is Sanità - Basilica S.M. alla Sanità. It is a quick 1-minute walk to the meeting point.

  • Board bus C52 to get you there.

By Train

  • The closest travel terminal is Napoli Piazza Cavour. It is a 10-minute walk to the meeting point.

  • Board train MET to get you there.

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